Transformative Library and Information Work

Transformative Library and Information Work
Author: Stephen Bales,Tina Budzise-Weaver
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 0081030118
ISBN 13: 9780081030110
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transformative Library and Information Work Book Review:

Intended to be an accessible guide to transformational information work, the book collects approximately thirty brief case studies of information related organizations, initiatives, and/or projects that focus on social justice related activities. Each case is a short narrative account of its particular subject's history, objectives, accomplishments, and challenges faced. It also describes the material realities involved in the subjects' day-to-day operation. Furthermore, cases include pertinent excerpts from interviews conducted with individuals directly involved with the information organization and will conclude with three-to-five bulleted takeaway points for information workers to consider when developing their own praxis

Transformative Library and Information Work

Transformative Library and Information Work
Author: Stephen Bales,Tina Budzise-Weaver
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-03-13
ISBN 10: 0081030126
ISBN 13: 9780081030127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transformative Library and Information Work Book Review:

Intended to be an accessible guide to transformational information work, the book collects approximately thirty brief case studies of information related organizations, initiatives, and/or projects that focus on social justice related activities. Each case is a short narrative account of its particular subject’s history, objectives, accomplishments, and challenges faced. It also describes the material realities involved in the subjects’ day-to-day operation. Furthermore, cases include pertinent excerpts from interviews conducted with individuals directly involved with the information organization and will conclude with three-to-five bulleted takeaway points for information workers to consider when developing their own praxis Present useful guidance on transformative library and information science Gathers real-world case studies of library and information practice relating to social justice Gives takeaway points for readers to quickly apply in their own situation Provides inspiration for the development of progressive library and information practice Considers radical library and information science at a high level, offering recommendations for the future

Social Justice and Library Work

Social Justice and Library Work
Author: Stephen Bales
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-10-18
ISBN 10: 0081017588
ISBN 13: 9780081017586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Justice and Library Work Book Review:

Although they may not have always been explicitly stated, library work has always had normative goals. Until recently, such goals have largely been abstract; they are things like knowledge creation, education, forwarding science, preserving history, supporting democracy, and safeguarding civilization. The modern spirit of social and cultural critique, however, has focused our attention on the concrete, material relationships that determine human potentiality and opportunity, and library workers are increasingly seeing the institution of the library, as well as library work, as embedded in a web of relations that extends beyond the library’s traditional sphere of influence. In light of this critical consciousness, more and more library and information science professionals are coming to see themselves as change agents and front-line advocates of social justice issues. This book will serve as a guide for those library workers and related information professionals that disregard traditional ideas of "library neutrality" and static, idealized conceptions of Western culture. The book will work as an entry point for those just forming a consciousness oriented towards social justice work and will be also be of value to more experienced "transformative library workers" as an up-to-date supplement to their praxis. Justifies the use of a variety of theoretical and practical resources for effecting positive change Explores the role of the librarian as change agents

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science
Author: Gloria J. Leckie,Lisa M. Given,John Buschman
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 159158938X
ISBN 13: 9781591589389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Theory for Library and Information Science Book Review:

This text provides an overview of major critical theorists from across disciplines—including the humanities, social sciences, and education—that discusses the importance of these critical perspectives for the advancement of LIS research and scholarship. * A basic bibliography of the theorist's work follows each topic presentation; some chapters also include works of critical commentary on the theorist's writings * Indexes of key terms and concepts are provided throughout the chapters

Knowledge Justice

Knowledge Justice
Author: Sofia Y. Leung,Jorge R. Lopez-McKnight
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN 10: 0262043505
ISBN 13: 9780262043502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Justice Book Review:

Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color--reimagine library and information science through the lens of critical race theory. In Knowledge Justice, Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color scholars use critical race theory (CRT) to challenge the foundational principles, values, and assumptions of Library and Information Science and Studies (LIS) in the United States. They propel CRT to center stage in LIS, to push the profession to understand and reckon with how white supremacy affects practices, services, curriculum, spaces, and policies.

Assessing Information Needs Managing Transformative Library Services

Assessing Information Needs  Managing Transformative Library Services
Author: Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus,Roger C. Greer,John Agada
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2010-06-16
ISBN 10: 1591587980
ISBN 13: 9781591587989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing Information Needs Managing Transformative Library Services Book Review:

Based on a tested model for community analysis, this book offers a guide to the management of client-centered transformative information services that can be applied in any type of library or information agency. • A case study of a community analysis for a county library system, illustrating how the model can be applied • 13 tables presenting information collected from the case study • Several graphic models, presented and described • References at the end of each chapter • A bibliography at the end of the book

E J Josey

E  J  Josey
Author: Renate L. Chancellor
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-02-21
ISBN 10: 1538121778
ISBN 13: 9781538121771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

E J Josey Book Review:

This work provides a comprehensive examination of the life and professional career of E.J Josey within the broader historical and political landscape of the civil rights movement. In the era of Jim Crow, Josey rose to prominence in the library profession by challenging the American Library Association (ALA) to live up to its creed of equality for all. This was not easy during the 1950s and 1960s, during segregation. Using interviews with Josey and his contemporaries, as well as several archival sources, library educator Renate Chancellor analyzes Josey’s leadership, particularly within modern day racial currents. During his professional career, spanning over fifty years (1952-2002), Josey worked as a librarian (1953-1966), an administrator of library services (1966-1986), and as a professor of library science (1986-1995). He also served as President of the American Library Association and perhaps his most notable achievement, he successfully drafted a resolution that prevented state library associations from discriminating against African American librarians. This essentially ended segregation in the ALA. Josey’s transformative leadership provides a model to tackle today’s civil rights challenges both in and outside the library profession. This authoritative work copublished by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) documents for the historical record a significant period of history that is underexplored in the scholarly literature. The target audience for this book are researchers, historians, LIS educators and students interested in understanding the complex struggle for civil and human rights in professional organizations.

Transforming Academic Library Instruction

Transforming Academic Library Instruction
Author: Amanda Nichols Hess
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN 10: 1538110547
ISBN 13: 9781538110546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Academic Library Instruction Book Review:

This book examines how academic librarians think about or approach instruction as a part of their work. Through explicating this metacognitive process, this book helps both academic librarians and librarians-to-be to more intentionally consider their teaching practices and professional identities.

Assessing Information Needs

Assessing Information Needs
Author: Robert Grover,Roger C. Greer,John Agada
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1591587972
ISBN 13: 9781591587972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessing Information Needs Book Review:

Based on a tested model for community analysis, this book offers a guide to the management of client-centered transformative information services that can be applied in any type of library or information agency. * A case study of a community analysis for a county library system, illustrating how the model can be applied * 13 tables presenting information collected from the case study * Several graphic models, presented and described * References at the end of each chapter * A bibliography at the end of the book

The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition

The Portable MLIS  Insights from the Experts  2nd Edition
Author: Ken Haycock,Mary-Jo Romaniuk
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2017-12-07
ISBN 10: 1440852049
ISBN 13: 9781440852046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Portable MLIS Insights from the Experts 2nd Edition Book Review:

In this update of the ideal introduction to the library profession, the core competencies of professional librarians are presented in 14 essays supplemented with foundational principles and context. • Updates a core textbook and introduction to the profession that will be useful for almost all LIS programs and new librarians • Brings together the work of authors who are experts in various core areas • Provides content based on an analysis of emerging trends and issues • Includes key resources for further reading

The Enduring Library

The Enduring Library
Author: Michael Gorman
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2003-01-23
ISBN 10: 9780838908464
ISBN 13: 0838908462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enduring Library Book Review:

In this work, one of the library world's thinkers discusses the transformative effect that communications technology has had on information delivery from past to present to future. By tracing these transformations, Michael Gorman writes a roadmap for achieving balance between the tradition of library service and ever-changing technology.

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning
Author: Wang, Victor X.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2018-06-04
ISBN 10: 1522560874
ISBN 13: 9781522560876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Theory and Transformative Learning Book Review:

Engaging in genuine dialogue and authentic communication is essential for teachers to assist students’ successes and help them further their education through refining critical thinking skills beyond the classroom. Critical Theory and Transformative Learning is a critical scholarly resource that examines and contrasts the key concepts related to critical approaches in educational settings. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including repressive tolerance, online teaching, and adult education, this book is geared toward educators, administrators, academicians, and researchers seeking current research on transformative learning and addressing the interconnectedness of important theories and praxis.

Information Services to Diverse Populations Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals

Information Services to Diverse Populations  Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals
Author: Nicole A. Cooke
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN 10: 144083461X
ISBN 13: 9781440834615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Services to Diverse Populations Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals Book Review:

Filling a gap in the existing library and information science literature, this book consolidates recent research and best practices to address the need for diversity and social justice in the training and education of LIS professionals. • Addresses perennially important and emerging hot topics in librarianship, such as diversity, cultural competence, and social responsibility • Updates the ongoing discussion on cultural competence and diversity with new concepts, such as critical race theory • Authored by an expert who actively teaches and conducts research in the subject areas of library instruction and information literacy as well as diversity and social justice in librarianship

Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science
Author: Michael Bemis
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-03
ISBN 10: 0838996051
ISBN 13: 9780838996058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library and Information Science Book Review:

This unique annotated bibliography is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science, covering recent books, monographs, periodicals and websites, and selected works of historical importance.

Research in Library and Information Science

Research in Library and Information Science
Author: Gale Fox
Publsiher: Scientific e-Resources
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-01-21
ISBN 10: 1839473088
ISBN 13: 9781839473081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research in Library and Information Science Book Review:

Librarianship is one of the world's oldest and most successful professions. It has survived war, plague, economic depression, and varying social values and conditions. The profession has shown an extraordinary ability to adapt to changing social and economic conditions and to adapt changing technologies to serve a variety of people with divese interests and need. A compendium of selected research studies conducted in various Library Schools. The subjects such as professional development, reading habits of women, space planning in libraries, industrial information system, I.T applications in decentralised planning and bibliometrics, scientometrics and webometrics studies focussed on various communication media are investigated. A reference book for students, teachers and researchers engaged in library and information science research.

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice
Author: Paul T. Jaeger,Ursula Gorham,Natalie Greene Taylor
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN 10: 1786350572
ISBN 13: 9781786350572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice Book Review:

Edited by Ursula Gorham, Natalie Greene Taylor, and Paul T. Jaeger, Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice is an edited volume from the Advances in Librarianship book series devoted to the ideals, activities, and programs in libraries that protect human rights and promote social justice.

LIS Career Sourcebook

LIS Career Sourcebook
Author: G. Kim Dority
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 159884931X
ISBN 13: 9781598849318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LIS Career Sourcebook Book Review:

A must-have guide of professional development resources for library staff at every phase of their career—from those just entering the field, to paraprofessionals building a career trajectory, to seasoned librarians looking to explore additional career options. * A career lifecycle approach to building a career in the library and information sciences field * Practical guidance and resources for every stage of a career * Resource annotations detail the importance of a particular source * A comprehensive list of resources for further reading

Library Information Science Abstracts

Library   Information Science Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079680453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library Information Science Abstracts Book Review:

Library as Place

Library as Place
Author: Geoffrey T. Freeman,Council on Library and Information Resources
Publsiher: Council on Library Resources
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105063719574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Library as Place Book Review:

What is the role of a library when users can obtain information from any location? And what does this role change mean for the creation and design of library space? Six authors an architect, four librarians, and a professor of art history and classics explore these questions this report. The authors challenge the reader to think about new potential for the place we call the library and underscore the growing importance of the library as a place for teaching, learning, and research in the digital age.

Teaching Reference Today

Teaching Reference Today
Author: Lisa A. Ellis
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN 10: 1442263938
ISBN 13: 9781442263932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Reference Today Book Review:

Reference and Information Services, if it may still be referred to by this term, is an evolving outreach service in libraries. This is not only due to Google and the Internet, but also other technological advances afford users online access to a plethora of content, free and proprietary. This evolution has also caused a shift in the theories and practices (especially, core functions and values) of reference and information services as library schools seek greater alignment with practitioners and libraries on the forefront of these changes. As academics and practitioners work together to educate library students on the kinds of changes happening in reference and information services, they are rethinking their curriculum and assignments to incorporate real-world challenges adaptive to user needs. Likewise, libraries may work through their regional library consortia to plan professional development workshops or training sessions to teach new skills and methods of approach required for such changing services. Here’s a tool for library school instructors, library students, professional development instructors, and current librarians poised to change, which specifically addresses the pedagogy of reference and information services in flux. It will help answer questions such as: How may we better educate a new and current generation of reference and information service professionals, given the challenges they will likely encounter? What kinds of assignments could be devised to better promote active learning in a transformative field like reference and information services? What new approaches or theories could be applied to assist library professionals in meeting the informational needs of users?